This wiki has been retired.  For the latest information on running SQL Server on an Azure Virtual machine, see this link:

http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/windowsazure/jj823132.aspx

Are you interested in running SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine? You've come to the right place! This wiki is for people interested in testing their SQL Server workloads in an Azure Virtual Machine. We're writing this wiki as we go so check back frequently or subscribe to the RSS feed to get notified of updates.

On June 7, 2012 in San Francisco, Scott Guthrie encouraged the world to Meet the New Azure.   As part of this milestone, Scott announced the availability of several Azure Preview Features including a new Virtual Machine capability.  You can watch all the presentations and demos here.  This exciting new Infrastructure-as-a-Service (IaaS) offering makes it possible to deploy fully functional virtual machine environments in the cloud that can function independently, extend your on-premise IT environment using Virtual Networks, and interoperate with other Azure cloud service offerings.  Check out the Wiki Page Index below to get started.

If you have an interesting SQL Server workload you would like to test on Azure Virtual Machine, and you would like the opportunity to work closely with the SQL Server Customer Experience Team while you test it, please submit your nomination for the SQL/IaaS Preview at http://bit.ly/sqliaasnom


Wiki Page Index

  Learning About Running SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine (en-US)
Contains links to key technical resources like presentations, videos, labs, tutorials, tools, downloads and documentation.
 Getting Started Running SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine (en-US)
Tells you everything you need to know before you get started, and provides a step-by-step tutorial which describes how to sign up for the preview and do your first SQL Server deployment in an Azure Virtual Machine.
 Best Practices for Running SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine (en-US)
Contains the latest guidance and reccomendations on how to deploy and configure SQL Server in an Azure Virtual Machine.
 Getting Help Running SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine (en-US)
Contains links to forums you can use to ask questions.
  Submitting Feedback About Running SQL Server in Windows Azure Virtual Machine (en-US)
Provides guidance on how to report bugs and share your ideas on how to improve the experience of running SQL Server on an Azure Virtual Machine.

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